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Buy-Low to Open in Didsbury

Western Canadian grocer Buy-Low Foods has commenced development of a brand new 25,000 square foot grocery store in Didsbury, Alberta, with plans to replace its existing AG Foods store with a brand new store that almost doubles its size and product line-up for customers. The store is anticipated to open later next year.

The team at the existing AG Foods location has been proudly serving the community with its winning combination of great products, great service and great value for many years, and they will continue to work hard delivering on their service promise in the existing location while managing the transition to the new location when construction is completed.

When the new store opens, customers will find a beautiful new store full of fresh quality produce and fine cuts of meat, and value for their grocery dollar with the company's Every Day Every Week low prices. With a commitment to first-class service and selection that meet the community's needs, the team will continue to be as active a ever as a foundational community partner. It is expected that this store opening will create approximately 20-25 new jobs in the community, in addition to employment generated during the construction and store set-up phases of the project.

With a full line of of Grocery, Frozen, Dairy, Meat cut in store, Produce, Deli and Bakery and room for hundreds of new items that Didsbury residents have been asking for, the new store will feature a selection of grab and go items to please everyone's tastes.

Part of the Jim Pattison Group, Buy-Low Foods (BLF) was originally founded as a single store in 1966 and today is a Western Canadian owned and operated retailer with 60 stores in Urban, Suburban and Rural communities throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

BLF's retail store banners include Buy-Low Foods, Nesters Market, AG Foods, Choices Market, Nature's Fare and Meinhardt's Fine Foods. With over 3,000 retail employees committed to providing their customers with quality products at low, low food prices - BLF's neighbourhood stores have strong roots in their communities, each format with its own unique style and offering.

Through its Associated Grocers Wholesale Division, Buy-Low is also a grocery wholesale supplier to hundreds of independent retailers across BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan and a proud supplier to individual stores, small regional chains and particularly its own group of sponsored AG Foods locations.

Buy-Low Foods President's Statement

"We are thrilled to be making this investment in the fine community of Didsbury," said Buy-Low Foods President Dan Bregg. "We can't wait to showcase all the new products and services we have to offer to the community when the new store opens next year. In the meantime, we're excited to continue our partnership in the community through our existing team at AG Foods. We are thrilled to have the fantastic support from the community leadership that was needed to make this investment in Didsbury a reality and we can't wait to see it all come together. The benefits of this project are numerous, and we are very pleased to be doing our part to elevate the services and offering in town."

Mayor's Statement

Mayor Rhonda Hunter commented "that this is fantastic news for our community, and for development in Shantz Crossing and in Didsbury. Further comments will be coming from the Town, but, for now, we would like everyone to direct their attention to this exciting announcement from Dan Bregg for Buy Low Foods and the Pattison Group."